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Marine Cpl. Jeffrey A. Boskovitch

Died August 1, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

25, of Seven Hills, Ohio; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Brook Park, Ohio; attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward); killed Aug. 1 by small-arms fire while conducting dismounted operations outside Haditha, Iraq. Also killed were Marine Lance Cpl. Roger D. Castleberry Jr., Marine Sgt. David J. Coullard, Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel N. Deyarmin Jr., Marine Lance Cpl. Brian P. Montgomery and Marine Sgt. Nathaniel S. Rock.

When Cpl. Jeff Boskovitch returned from Iraq, he had a lot of planning to do for his Oct. 14, 2006, wedding.

Boskovitch, 25, of North Royalton, set the date with his fiancee, Shelly Tevis of Brunswick, when they spoke on Saturday.

An aspiring police officer, Boskovitch was a role model for his 42 cousins and a driven Marine, family members said.

“He had the biggest heart in the world,” said his uncle, Dan Boskovitch. “He was just a great kid.”

The members of the sniper unit were close, his uncle said. Boskovitch declined a promotion because he wanted to stay with the unit.

Boskovitch, who graduated from Normandy High School in 1999, had completed the law enforcement program at Cuyahoga Community College and worked with the Geauga County sheriff, his uncle said.

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